Though the term conjures up images of sugared donuts (in our minds, anyway – we love food), you definitely wouldn’t want to eat a powder-coated donut. You might not mind sitting on one, though. Let us explain. See, powder coating is a type of finishing process. You’ve probably seen it but just didn’t know what to call it.
It’s kind of like paint in that it completely coats an item, but it’s completely dry and can be used on a much wider range of materials and products because the result is quite durable, touch, and resistant to scratching and marring. The powder coating process can be used all sorts of items for all sorts of industries, including furniture, construction and design.
According to the Powder Coating Institute (yes, they have their own organization, and they can tell you whatever you want to know about powder coating)… “Powder coating is a superior alternative to liquid paint, offering optimum coating thickness, superior bonding process, and excellent corrosion protection. Finely ground particles of pigment and resin are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto products to be coated. The parts to be coated are electrically grounded so the charged particles adhere to them until melted and fused into a solid coating in a curing oven.” Cool.